Juliette Duncan is a charming Christian romance. The setting is Australia where
the climate is as warm and welcoming as the action.
The novel revolves around the love of God. To
live and love like Jesus is the motivator for actions. “She’s a woman of faith
who lives her life for God no matter what she’s feeling.” We may be trapped in earthly
bodies that are racked with pain but we can still live for Jesus.
God’s Word is alive. When one becomes a new
Christian it is exciting to study His Word. May we never lose the passion for
hearing the Word of God. As we hear His Word we get to know the Author.
Familiar passages of scripture give fresh insight each time we read them.
The Tender Years by T.K. Chapin is a contemporary
Christian novel that concerns the subjects of infertility and fostering.
T.K. Chapin is not afraid to tackle relevant issues
that may be sensitive and painful. He covers them with God’s love showing that
life can be hard even when we get our heart’s desire. Fostering is difficult as
traumatised children need love, care and time to heal.
Marriage is a partnership. Sometimes when life
is challenging, cracks begin to appear. We must seek help from our pastor,
brothers and sisters in Christ and professional bodies. T.K. Chapin sensitively
and lovingly portrays a marriage in trouble. He shows the need for the love of
our church and for prayer teams to gather round us.
How To Say Goodbye by Katy Collins is a beautiful
contemporary novel about death and learning to live again. It is a novel that
will make you cry and it will make you smile. It will certainly tug at your
There are a wonderful mix of unique characters
united by their loss. Death affects us all. We never really ‘get over it’ but
we have to learn to live with a new ‘normal’. The characters can bloom again.
They (and the reader too) learn the importance of talking about your feelings
in a safe place where people care for you. “I want to know… when I’m going to
start feeling happy again.”
Love And Grace
Juliette Duncan is a delightful contemporary Christian romance and the first in
a new series. The story is charming and covered by the love of God.
The main themes are of mission and trafficking.
The novel is mainly set in Australia but moves to Cambodia and Thailand. Here
the effects of trafficking are keenly felt on young girls and boys. People,
called by God, want to make a difference. The reader sees that both time and
money is needed to help change traumatised lives.
The novel is also about dealing with the
effects of loss. When we lose a loved one it may “seem that all of your dreams
died.” We have to learn to live again and we have to learn not to feel guilty
when we smile again. “You are allowed to be happy again.”